Construction Law Solicitors

At Ridgemont we specialise in advising on all aspects of construction, real estate and engineering related matters. Our team bring a commercial perspective to both contractual, practical and dispute related issues, enabling you to find an effective solution or resolution in the most cost-effective manner.

Our solicitors provide bespoke, construction law advice structured to help you achieve your business goals. We specialise in helping both businesses, individuals, employers, contractors and sub-contractors.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

Construction Law Services

Our specialist practice can help with all aspects both contentious and non-contentious matters. We can offer a range of advice across:

From technical knowledge to advice on contracts and projects, our solicitors have all the skills and experience to offer practical, cost-effective and workable legal solutions.

If a dispute arises, our team has in-depth experience and will work with you to chase your entitlements or to defend a claim, whether that is in the courts via litigation or through arbitration, adjudication or other alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Why Choose us

We have been involved in a wide range of construction matters and specialise in this area of law.

Our style is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives. We aim to work with you to help to deliver your projects successfully and efficiently and to resolve disputes as swiftly as possible. Whether you want general advice or strong action, we have the knowledge and experience to help you in the most effective way.

We are able to clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice in your specific circumstances.


Tim Carpenter, Firmitas - “Ridgemont acted for us on an adjudication and subsequent enforcement in relation to a dispute with a developer.  We won the adjudication, but the developer did not pay us.  Ridgemont used some lateral thinking, put pressure on the developer and procured payment prior to enforcement proceedings having to be initiated, which saved us time and money.  We regularly use Ridgemont and trust in their expertise.”

Key Contacts

John graduated from the University of Liverpool before qualifying at Nottingham Law School in 2005. He went on to spend three years in the Paris and London offices of Eversheds.

For more than 10 years, he has advised a range of stakeholders in the construction and property industries on contentious and non-contentious matters. He conducts adjudications and high court litigation on behalf of developers, contractors and other participants, with a pragmatic and ‘thinking outside the box’ approach to settlement.

With years of experience of the enforcement of adjudication awards at the High Court, John has advised on matters relating to subsistence, liquidated damages claims, extensions of time/delays and a range of other matters. He has a great deal of experience in advising clients on property-related fraud and in providing commercial brokerage. John has been published in numerous journals and magazines.

John specialises in construction and engineering disputes, with experience in defects, extensions of time, loss and expense, delays, practical completion, defects liability period, adjudication, litigation, arbitration, mediation, JCT, NEC, technology and construction court, claims, projects, experts, professionals, PI, professional negligence, architects, engineers, QS, construction professionals, contractors, employers and building contracts.

Graduating from King’s College London in 1986 and going on to achieve his Msc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution there in 2015, John was Senior Associate Construction Lawyer for Dentons for 15 years before setting up his own consulting firm. He has also been a columnist for the Property Law Journal since 2010.

Alex is in the enviable position as having been managing director of a main contractor business for ten years, before training as a solicitor at national firm Wragge & Co (now part of Gowling WLG). Alex moved to Veale Wasbrough in Bristol and was quickly made Partner. In 2002 Alex set up his own practice, Standish Associates, which was acquired by Ridgemont in 2020.

Technically excellent, Alex’s sector experience enables him to grasp issues quickly and provide clear, pragmatic advice. Alex always seeks to ensure swift, personal service, informed advice and cost effective solutions.

Having gained her combined BA and MA Degree in Law at Università degli Studi di Padova in Veneto, Italy, and gone on to achieve a Graduate Diploma in Law at London’s BPP Law School, Cecilia joined Ridgemont in February 2020. With a focus on property and construction litigation, multi-lingual Cecilia also works to expand Ridgemont’s already thriving Italian desk.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

We specialise in construction law and real estate matters and have an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are in the based and have offices in central London.